The workshops are aimed at students and professionals coming from the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and engineering. Each participant in the workshops will develop technological skills and get a deep understanding of parametric and sustainable design, new smart and sustainable materials for construction and the potentials of different hardware and software applications in public space. Additionally, participants will get a deep understanding on citizen participation in the design, programming and time-occupation of public space. By the end of the workshop participants will have a global comprehension of the design and development of Active Public Space and Smart City Projects based in real-life environments. They will learn how to make projects that integrate the design of active public space, citizen interaction and participation and the technologies of information, developing technical, social and economic skills.

Prague Workshop – Outcomes

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The Dathaton workshop occurred in Prague between the 11th and the 13th of November 2016 at Carge premises. 50 students attended the workshop.

The central theme was the activation of Prague public space.

The students were provided with a set of data, that have been analysed in order to improve city or governmental policies as well as concrete spaces. All data used by the students has been divided in 916 microdistricts. They could be combined to neghborhoods and these added up to municipalities.

How can data help to actively shape cities? How can we activate public space by data usage? How can citizens collect data and actively shape their city? Those are some of the questions on which the students were focusing during the three intensive days, exploring new solutions.

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Prague Workshop – Open call for applications

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Data-driven Changemakers crunch numbers and deliver impact. Would you like to try? Join our Datathon event from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November 2016. The theme of Datathon will be “Active public space”. The participants will analyse Prague city data (which will be given) to conceptualize practical solutions for:

-Urban Movement
-Diverse City
-Bottom-up Impact

Venue: CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1

Date and Time: Friday 11 November from 13:00 to 19:00, Saturday 12 November from 9:30 to 18:00 and Sunday 13 November from 9:00 to 15:00.
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Barcelona Workshop – Outcomes

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BCN SUPERILLA workshop was held at IAAC between the 5th and the 7th of September.

16 students, responding to our call for papers, learned about Basics of Computation Design, Web Data sourcing, Data Visualization, Augmented reality, Robotic Data Visualizations, Grasshopper and Environmental Data&NDVI analysis, Emergenct Design and Advanced Behaviours thanks to IAAC, CCEA, UAAV and Nuomena teachers (BCN workshop program).

The following lectures have been given:

> Activating Public Space

Areti Markopoulou

> Participation in Public Space

Yvette Vasourkova

> Design Competitions for Public Space

Karin Grohmannova

> Environmental Principles for Public Space Design

Bernhard Sommer

> Fab City

Tomas Diez

The following tutorials have been given:

  • Basics of Computation Design
  • Web Data sourcing
  • Data Visualization
  • Augmented reality
  • Robotic Data Visualizations
  • Smart Citizen kit to Grasshopper
  • Environmental Data&NDVI analysis
  • Emergenct Design
  • Agents and basic behaviours
  • Advanced Behaviours

During the workshop the students developed the BCN installation POBLEJOC.

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Barcelona Workshop – Call for applications: deadline extended!

We still have some places for participating to IAAC Workshop on Active Public Space! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us!
The call is open till the 29th of August 2016.
In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected]icspace.org providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Education / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: BCN workshop application.

For more info:

BCN call for applications

Barcelona Workshop – Open call for applications

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Call for applications to participate to Barcelona workshop is now open!

The workshop (September, 5th– 7th 2016) will focus on the principles, implications and applications of ICTs for urban space and will include the following modules:

  • parametric design based on environmental conditions and selected data
  • real time data visualization
  • digital interfaces for the design and participatory management of public space
  • urban monitoring devices
  • smart advanced materials and applications in the built and public space
  • lectures by IAAC experts on technologies developed for smart energy management

The call is open till the 18th of August 2016.

In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected] providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Education / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: BCN workshop application.

For further information:

BCN call for applications

Vienna Workshop – Outcomes

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The VIE workshop took place in Vienna between the 8th and the 10th of June 2016 at UAAV premises. 11 students attended the workshop.

The aim of the workshop was to provide participants, through lessons and practical exercises, with the necessary knowledge to design Active Public Space.

Each participant in the workshops developed technological skills and get understanding of parametric and sustainable design, new smart and sustainable materials for construction, the potentials of different hardware and software applications in public space and methodologies for citizen participation, thanks to lectures and tutorials (VIE Workshop_Program).

The workshop the following lectures have been given:

on Energy Design & Workshop Task

Bernhard Sommer and Galo Moncayo, University of Applied Arts in Vienna

Arguments on Public Space in Vienna

Beatrice Stude

Citizen Participation

Igor Kovacevic

on Micro-Climate in Urban Public Spaces

Matthias Ratheiser

Visualization & Interpretation of Data

Alexandre Dubor

On Interactive Systems

Saman Saffarian

Moreover the following tutorials have been given by Galo Moncayo

  • Arduino
  • Digital Mapping of Real Space Using Sensors
  • 3d Modeling of Interactive Geometry

The students developed projects of interactive prototypes for the public space.

During the last workshop day the students presented the work developed in front of a jury composed by: Andrea Börner (UAAV), Chiara Farinea (IAAC), Anna Gulinska (UAAV), Yvette Vašourková (CCEA), Bernhard Sommer (UAAV), Beatrice Stude, Reiner Zettl (UAAV)

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Vienna Workshop – Open call for applications

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Call for applications to participate to Vienna workshop is now open!

The workshop will focus on energy design, and climate related aspects of the public space and will include:

  • Teaching and practice of monitoring climate data from weather stations
  • Visualization and interpretation of data
  • Teaching and practice for parametric design based methodologies on environmental conditions
  • Lectures by UAAV Experts on Energy Design
  • Production and testing of interactive mock-ups (arduino)
  • Documentation of discussion, and user behavior
  • Final public presentation of realized work and closing discussion

The call is open till the 25th of May 2016.

In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected] providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Instruction / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: VIE workshop application.

For further information: APS-Workshop-UAAV

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